Swayamsevaks Supporting Corona Warriors

    16-May-2021   
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Shri Sunil Ambekar
 
New Delhi: The Corona pandemic has affected many parts of the country. The RSS humbly pays tribute to all those who lost their lives in the Corona pandemic. The contribution of all the Corona warriors, including doctors and others, including staff and security personnel engaged in other medical works, including the supply of oxygen and other materials, is of utmost importance. Our sensitive society has reacted appropriately to these circumstances. Even though the situation is serious, yet one must not forget that the Bharatiya society that has tremendous strength, said Shri Sunil Ambekar, Akhil Bharatiya Prachar Pramukh, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh while addressing an online press conference.
 
Sharing details about the service activities carried out by swayamsevaks with the support of the society, Shri Ambekar said, “As always, organisations like Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Sewa Bharati and many others are working day and night to provide relief to the affected areas and families. On the initiative of the Sangh, twelve types of major essential works have started on priority.”
 
These works include setting up isolation centres for suspected Covid patients, Covid Care Centers for COVID-19 positive people, assistance in Government-run Covid Centers and Hospitals, telephone Helplines for assistance, blood donation, plasma donation, assistance in carrying out funerals, distribution of Ayurvedic kaada, Counseling, oxygen supply and ambulance services, Distribution of food, ration and masks, a Vaccination campaign and Awareness activities that have been started on a priority basis by volunteers in many states with immediate effect.
 
“Local administration is also being given all possible help so that together, all of us can overcome this challenge,” he said.
 
In Indore, On Sangh’s initiative, with the government’s cooperation, private hospital and Radhaswami Satsang, a significantly large Covid Centre has been set up. It has emerged as an excellent example of coordination of the government and society, said Shri Sunil Ambekar.
 
He further added, “The RSS swayamsevaks are running Covid Service Centres (Covid Seva Kendra) in 43 major cities. The administration of Covid hospitals is being supported at 219 other locations. 2442 Vaccination Centers have been started so far with awareness campaigns in more than ten thousand places for vaccination.”
 
Replying to a question, Shri Sunil Ambekar said, “Six hundred plasma units were made available in Pune by swayamsevaks which helped to save 1500 lives. It is a continuous process, and a donor list of ready to donate Plasma donors is already being prepared at state and local level across the country.”
 
“The RSS has also set up teams at the local level to facilitate the provision of regular meals to senior citizens who do not have any other support and are facing problems related to food due to present circumstances,” said Shri Ambekar while replying to another question.
 
He said, “It is necessary to have the cooperation of everyone in the society in this work, and Bharat shall win this battle with Corona with coordinated efforts of the administration and society.”